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The '''University of San Francisco''' ('''USF''') is a Jesuit Catholic university located in San Francisco, California, United States. The school's main campus is located on a setting between the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. The main campus is nicknamed "The Hilltop", and part of the main campus is located on Lone Mountain (California)|Lone Mountain, one of San Francisco's major hills. In addition, the university offers classes at four northern California branch campuses (Sacramento, San Jose, California|San Jose, Santa Rosa, California|Santa Rosa, and Pleasanton, California|Pleasanton), at a southern California branch campus, and at locations in downtown San Francisco, including the Folger Building at 101 Howard Street, and at the Presidio. Its close historical ties with the City and County of San Francisco are reflected in the University's traditional motto, ''Pro Urbe et Universitate'' (''For...
Latin nameUniversitas Sancti Francisci
MottoTraditional: ''Pro Urbe et Universitate'' ({{small|Latin}})
Mottoeng'''Traditional:''' ''For City and University''
'''Current Motto:''' ''Change the World From Here''
EstablishedOctober 15, 1855{{cite web | url=|title=The University of San Francisco: A Brief History|publisher=University of San Francisco |accessdate=December 17, 2014}}
TypePrivate university|Private Nonprofit
Carnegie Classification:''Doctoral/Research and Community Engaged
AffiliationCatholic Church|Roman Catholic (Society of Jesus|Jesuit)
Endowment$314.3 million (2015)As of June 30, 2015. {{cite web |url=|title=U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2014 to FY 2015 |publisher=National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute |year=2016}}
PresidentPaul J. Fitzgerald, S.J.
Faculty1,245 Faculty (Fall 2015: 497 Full-Time, 748 Part-Time){{cite web
Staff1,132 (Fall 2015: 1,003 Full-Time, 129 Part-Time)
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